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15 March 2022

A drone video of the B4069 Lyneham landslide

A drone video has been posted to Youtube showing the Lyneham landslide in S. England. It shows that construction work was underway in the field upslope of the section of road that failed.

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25 February 2022

Lyneham – an interesting landslide from the south of England

Last week, a landslide disrupted the B4069 road at Lyneham in S. England. Initial analysis suggests this could be the reactivation of an ancient solifluction failure.

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24 February 2022

The A57 Snake Pass – closed by three landslides

The A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester in England has been closed for at least a month by three rainfall induced landslides.

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10 June 2021

Legal proposals to improve safety on Welsh and English coal tips

The Law Commission has published welcome proposals to change the legal framework on the management of coal tip safety in England and Wales

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1 March 2021

Staithes: an interesting place to pitch a tent for the weekend

Staithes: an interesting place to pitch a tent for the weekend. A couple and their child pitched their tent on the top of a landslide block

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4 February 2021

The White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse

The 3 February 2021 White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse in Kent, England, which was caught on a brilliant video.

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29 January 2021

An interesting example of coastal erosion at Happisburgh in Norfolk

An interesting example of coastal erosion at Happisburgh in Norfolk, driven by the recent rainfall from Storm Christoph

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1 June 2020

Eastchurch – a coastal landslide in Kent, SE England

Two coastal landslides at Eastchurch in Kent, SE England have caused serious damage to a house located close to the edge of the cliff.

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20 March 2020

Sinking ships to stop erosion

Sinking ships to stop erosion: the banks of the River Severn in England have been protected from landslides by sinking disused barges, creating a graveyard of old vessels

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11 June 2017

Landslides in Art Part 29: a Victorian view of Black Ven

Landslides in Art Part 29: a beautiful Victorian view of the famous Black Ven landslide complex in Dorset, southern England

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21 March 2017

Longdendale: dam building in an area of ancient landslides

The Longdendale dams in the Pennines of northern England were constructed in Victorian times in an area of large, ancient landslides. Unsurprisingly, considerable problems were encountered during construction.

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21 December 2016

The Folkestone Warren landslide toe weight structure

The massive toe weight structure protecting the railway line on the Folkestone Warren rotational landslide in Kent in southern England

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8 November 2016

Recent increases in the retreat rate of chalk cliffs in southern England

A new study published in PNAS has examined the long term retreat rate of chalk coastal cliffs in S. England, finding that the erosion rate has increased by an order of magnitude in modern times

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26 October 2016

Leaving the University of East Anglia

Today is my last day at the University of East Anglia before I take up my new role at the University of Sheffield next week

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13 August 2016

Freshwater: a nice landslide video from the Isle of Wight

Freshwater, Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Radio has a nice video, taken by a walker on the beach at Freshwater, of a cliff collapse event.  The video was uploaded onto Facebook by Phil Baldwin, who was collecting fossils on the cliff face.  ITV News has a nice report that provides more detail about what happened. Phil Baldwin has also uploaded some images of the aftermath of the landslide onto …

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3 August 2016

Collapse of the Lord’s Rake boulder in the English Lake District

Earlier this week it was reported that the Chockstone, a famous wedged boulder on the Lord’s Rake in the English Lake District, has collapsed

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9 January 2016

The Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England

Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England has caused an indefinite closure of the railway line between Carlisle and Newcastle.

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6 January 2016

Landslides in Art Part 24 – Mary Buckland

In the latest installment in the Landslides in Art Series, I examine the engravings of the Bindon landslide by Mary Buckland

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10 December 2015

Landslides triggered by Storm Desmond in the UK last weekend

Storm Desmond brought record-breaking rainfall to Cumbria and Scotland this weekend, causing extensive landsliding across a large area.

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